Life Saving Medal, Type I, in Gold

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SKU: 02.SXK.0115.101.01.000

  • Reverse

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold
  • Inscription
    Obv: ANTON KOENIG UND FRIEDRICH AUGUST MITREGENT VON SACHSEN Rev: FUR LEBENS RETTUNG
  • Size
    35mm

History


The medal was originally founded by King Anton and his co-regent Friedrich August, and it was awarded to recognize individuals that risked their own lives to rescue a victim from mortal peril.

The Type I medals featured the portraits of King Anton and Friedrich August on the obverse.

There is a version of the Type I medals that was awarded specifically for heroic efforts and life saving during the flood in the town of Plauen in 1834.

This Plauen flood version of the medal featured the same obverse and reverse design as the normal Type I medals, but it had extra text added to the obverse inscription.

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